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Continuing Education Quiz

September 1, 2010
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Earn continuing education credits by taking this quiz on the article that begins on page 8 of this issue. A grade of 70% or above will earn you a certificate of completion for two nationally certified continuing education hours. This is an open-book quiz. After reading the article, complete the quiz by circling one of the three multiple-choice answers for each question. Please give only one response per question. Incomplete answers will be marked as incorrect. Send a photocopy of the page along with your payment of $35 (NAADAC members) or $50 (nonmembers). Please complete fully the information section below; print clearly.

Diagnostic uncertainty

1. The new “substance use disorders” category proposed for the DSM-5 includes this total number of criteria.

a. 7

b. 11

c. 15

2. The presence of at least this number of criteria would trigger a severe substance use disorder diagnosis in the DSM-5.

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5

3. Hazelden's chief medical officer says guidelines from this group determine the level of treatment Hazelden provides.

a. American Society of Addiction Medicine

b. American Psychiatric Association

c. American Medical Association

4. According to the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (NESARC), this proportion of individuals with alcohol dependence is in remission despite still drinking.

a. One-tenth

b. One-third

c. One-half

5. Using the present DSM-IV, a professional could make a diagnosis of alcohol dependence based on the presence of at least this number of symptoms.

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5

6. The word “dependence” as it pertains to substance use disorders first appeared in a revision of this version of the DSM.




7. The chair of the DSM-5's substance-related disorders work group says the use of the word “dependence” proved mainly problematic for this subpopulation.

a. Alcoholics

b. People using alcohol and prescription drugs

c. People on chronic pain medication

8. NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals would like to see the DSM-5 include a “mild” use subcategory that would require the presence of this number of criteria for a diagnosis.

a. 1

b. 2

c. 3

9. At its highest percentage, about this many DUI offenders are mandated to treatment in some states.

a. 25%

b. 50%

c. 75%

10. The DSM-5 is scheduled for publication in this year.

a. 2011

b. 2012

c. 2013

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